M&A Deal Summary

Kainos Capital Acquires Ferraro Foods

On May 1, 2018, private equity firm Kainos Capital acquired distribution company Ferraro Foods, Inc.

Acquisition Highlights
  • This is Kainos Capital’s 1st transaction in the Distribution sector.
  • This is Kainos Capital’s 13th transaction in the United States.
  • This is Kainos Capital’s 2nd transaction in New Jersey.
Investment Fate
  • Ferraro Foods was sold to a financial buyer in 2021.

M&A Deal Summary

Date 2018-05-01
Target Ferraro Foods, Inc.
Sector Distribution
Buyer(s) Kainos Capital
Deal Type Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)

Target

Ferraro Foods, Inc.

Piscataway, New Jersey, United States
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Ferraro Foods is a foodservice distributor in the Eastern U.S., delivering food products, value, and reliable service primarily to the Italian restaurant and pizzeria segment. Ferraro Foods is based in Piscataway, New Jersey.

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Buyer(S) 1

Buyer

Kainos Capital

Dallas, Texas, United States

Investor Investor Investor Investor Investor

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Category Private Equity Firm
Founded 2011
SizeMiddle-Market
Type Sector Focused
DESCRIPTION

Kainos Capital is a private equity firm focused on the food and consumer products sector. Kainos targets manufacturers and marketers of food products, as well as other consumer products in the household and personal care industries and over-the-counter health and nutritional products sectors. The Firm's target investment size is $50 to $150 million in a company with an EBITDA of $10 to $80 million. Kainos Capital is based in Dallas, Texas.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 14 of 18
Sector (Distribution) 1 of 1
Type (Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)) 6 of 6
State (New Jersey) 2 of 2
Country (United States) 13 of 17
Year (2018) 2 of 3
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2018-05-01 Olde Thompson

Oxnard, California, United States

Olde Thompson is a manufacturer and global supplier of private label and branded spices and spice-related housewares. Olde Thompson is headquartered in Oxnard, California.

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FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2018-09-11 Florida Food Products, Inc.

Eustis, Florida, United States

Florida Food Products is a manufacturer of healthy, natural, clean label ingredients and is the market leader in the clean label cure market. Clean label cures are used for a wide variety of end market uses including packaged meat, food service, private label and branded CPG meats as well as premium pet foods. Florida Food Products was founded in 1954 and is based in Eustis, Florida.

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